Transfer Students

Looking for a university that it is the right fit for you? Rivier will offer face-to-face instruction and a residential experience. We accept up to 90 transfer credits and offer transfer scholarships of up to $15,000.

Focused on You

You’re looking to make a change. Perhaps you want on-campus instruction, closer relationships with faculty, better opportunities for internships, or a program more in line with your interests. At Rivier, our transfer counselors are here to help you find the right fit for your specific needs.

Rivier accommodates  transfer students with:

  • Generous Transfer of Credits: 90 credits for undergraduate students
  • Beautiful New England Campus with a supportive community close to home
  • Affordable Tuition and Housing Costs
  • Financial Aid Assistance and No Application Fee including the Common Application
  • Personal Academic and Career Advising upon entry and throughout your entire experience
  • Standardized Test Scores are Optional for All Majors Including Nursing

Rivier accepts up to 90 credits toward a bachelor’s degree and up to 45 credits toward an associate degree. We will transfer your credits if you received at least a 2.0 average on a 4.0 scale and the course(s) is (are) deemed transferrable after an evaluation by our staff. Transfer students are evaluated on the overall strength of their academic record.

Transfer Admissions Requirements

For All Applicants

  • Rivier online application
  • Essay
  • Letter of recommendation
  • An official copy of high school transcript or official GE results. Note: The high school transcript/GED is waived for applicants who have earned an associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
  • Official copy of college transcript from each institution that college credit was earned.
  • Standardized Test Scores are Optional. If you wish to submit scores our CEEB code for the SAT is 3728, and for the ACT is 2520.
  • View Transfer Policies and additional details for transfer students in our Academic Catalog.

For Nursing Applicants Only

For those transferring to a nursing program, the following items are required in addition to those listed above:

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Prerequisite completed courses:
    • High school or college Algebra and Chemistry: must have completed with a C+ or higher
    • Day transfer applicants only must also have completed:
      • Additional high school or college math and science courses (such as Geometry and/or Biology) with a C+ or higher
      • College-level A&P I and II 4-credit courses with labs, with a minimum grade of B-
  • Standardized Test Scores are Optional. If you wish to submit scores our CEEB code for the SAT is 3728, and for the ACT is 2520.

If you do not meet the admissions criteria but are otherwise admissible to the University, you may be offered admission to the Pre-Professional Healthcare Program.

Articulation Agreements

Rivier has articulation agreements in place with a variety of institutions to ensure that your credits transfer smoothly. Learn more and view our articulation agreements.

Rivier University does not discriminate in its application process. Read our non-discrimination policy.

Find Your Program

We have a range of Undergraduate and Professional Studies academic programs spanning many disciplines and areas of interest and leading to a variety of in-demand careers.

Financial Aid

We are committed to making a Rivier education affordable for as many families as possible. Our Office of Financial Aid will help you understand the combination of grants, scholarships, and loans that goes into aid packages.

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Whether you are transferring into an Undergraduate or Professional Studies program, our Admissions Counselors are available to help make the transition to Rivier as easy as possible.


Office of Undergraduate Admissions